old couple



The other day I was standing at the bus stop and waiting for a bus and that’s when all the old memories from my college days started to crowd my head. For me, taking a bus to college seemed like a herculean task and I hated every bit of it.

You see, I had to wake up early in the morning and rush to the bus stop and yet most of the days I ended up missing my bus. Then I had to wait for God knows how long for the next bus to arrive. When the bus did arrive, it was crowded and the drivers thought I needed a morning run, so they would stop the bus far away (or may be it was just fun for them), so I had to run to catch it. When I finally managed to reach the bus, they would either take off or more experienced women would push me off. Some days, with some miracle, I would be able to get hold of some part of bus and have enough space to keep my feet. Other days, I would end up in the bus stop hoping for another one which was better. But they were never better. As the result, the three years that I went to college I hardly attended the first hour.

So, I stood there in the bus stop reliving the old memories with a frown on my face and cursing the APSRTC for not being punctual and for not having brains (as they always seem to be increasing the number of buses in the routes which I don’t use). I finally gave up on hope of getting a bus and started looking around for an auto. That’s when I saw something that put a smile on my face and instantly in a good mood.

I saw an old couple, probably in their 70’s walking hand in hand. The wife was slightly leaning on to his shoulder, with a beautiful smile on her face. The husband was looking at her and saying something to her. They looked like a couple who had recently fallen not like someone who had spent so many years together. I kept looking and got lost in my own thoughts, wondering if I would end up like them, one fine day. So, when I got into an auto, I still had a smile on my face. Like always, love had put me in a better mood.

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23 Comments

  1. hey hey…. some things make the day….:D

  2. Sweet and Wonderful… Hold that wish! :)

  3. wow. i really wish i cud witness that graceful moment

  4. n the rick driver would have been very happy 2 have got a pleasant n happy looking passenger :)

  5. snif sniff… i wish something happens like that to me… i mean not have an old woman with me… but when i grow old… blah blah… i shud shut up…as far as yu understand me :)

  6. aww that really is so sweet :) … one cannot miss love in these situation… beautiful :)

  7. I saw also a couple like that some time ago, I felt quite jealous coz I wanted to have the same what they have. I believe I can create sth like that with my future love. Love is amazing and indeed in can switch our mood into heavenly better in a second!

    I hate taking a bus too! Poland sucks at public transport!

  8. What a darling post, yes I agree seeing love is intoxicating:)

    mwah-mwah
    smooches,
    Sassy Chica

  9. Old people in love always make me cry, especially if they’ve been together all these times. Love tested through times and conquer, I say.

  10. awwww :)

    Someday… :)

    Cheers,
    Annie.

  11. Wow! what a beautiful love filled post 😀 😀
    Loved that picture of the old couple :)

    Keep up the good work girl 😀 😀

  12. Buses are the same in Chennai too!!! I never trust a bus, they never come on time!

    And for the new love blossomed between the old couple, quite one in a million!!! Tat was so sweet. Nice post BTW!

  13. touching.. that picture is beautiful..

    all we need is a companion to grow old with..

    love is magical. instant smiles :)

  14. That is sooooo adorable <3
    Really.. such acts of love and togetherness are a big big reason to smile!

    Great post dear!

  15. Aww…Such a precious sight that must have been… And so rare…*Wistful* *sigh*

    PS: This line cracked me up “I would be able to get hold of some part of bus” :))

  16. Aw…thts really nice n sweet…. :) :)

    n abt the bus..happens with me too..i always miss the bus that i need to catch….. :( Ditto.. :) 😛

  17. So cute and beautiful… Wishing myself for something like that :) :)
    And buses in hyderabad surely needs a better management…

  18. Awwwwwww….

    Such a cute thing, innit!!

    So much we dream of…so much we want to make it happen…Hope all your wishes come true…and someday you see yourself in their shoes!!Wud be sucha cute thing….I’m still going awwwww!!

  19. like the pic
    wonderufl

  20. woww…i too feel good after seeing lovey dovey couples….it is always nice to see people who are in love…nice post :)

  21. I’ve always been too scared I’d get on the wrong bus or not get off at the right place and get lost to take the bus. Of course, I tend to get lost anyway in my car so really, I should have taken one when I had the chance. I always thought if I did take one, that would make me more of a city girl, but I could never work up the nerve.

    Anyway, your bad memories of buses partially makes me glad that I didn’t.

    I did, however, used to have to catch a shuttle every morning in law school from the parking deck to the school. It always seems like I was 30 seconds too late no matter what I did, and I’d have to wait another 15 or 20 minutes for it to show so I can understand that aspect.

    BTW, I like the WordPress theme. Not sure if I told you that before. Are you liking it better than Blogger?

  22. Ha hA…

    seriously ‘Aww’ moment.. the way you captured it is just amazing..

    n I always love this absent minded *Smile*.. :)

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